General Manager

Up to £50,000 + 10% Bonus
11 May 2018
08 Jun 2018
Ms Ruth Mullin
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a General Manager to join the team at Peyton and Byrne, based at one of our iconic London venues. This role will take a proprietorial approach to running the business; the General Manager acts in partnership with the company to drive their site forward in all areas, specifically: delivering quality service to customers and clients, developing it’s people and team, driving quality and standards and driving sales and delivering good, sustainable profits.

Peyton and Byrne was founded by renowned restaurateur Oliver Peyton in 2005, with a flexible and high quality offering they develop unique products and branding to match the needs and aspirations of their customers. Peyton and Byrne are part of Sodexo, globally recognised for hospitality excellence Sodexo help create and deliver exceptional customer experiences at world renowned venues and sporting events such as Ascot, Bateaux, The Open and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.For more information on the company see Careers in Sports and Leisure


Package description

Up to £50,000 + 10% Bonus + Benefits

Main responsibilities

In this autonomous role you will take ownership for setting the budget, establishing the strategic plan and ensure the venue delivers an exceptional level of hospitality to its customers. Building strong client relationships, you will drive standards, ensure profitability and lead the team. We are looking for someone who can live the company values and ethos by overseeing the team with the highest standards of safety, hygiene, service, hospitality, financial performance and food quality. To build a motivated team by taking an active interest in their welfare, safety and development. You will be required to contribute to ideas for planning; budgeting, organising whilst communicating between the various departments and restaurant teams. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to manage an iconic venue, who is passionate about food and drink and wants to grow their career within a global business.

  Ideal candidate


  • Experience of leading a team in a similar hospitality environment, ideally coming out of a cultural destination or visitor attraction or with an interest to work in this environment.
  • Able to work within a team
  • Build stable and engaging relationship with Client
  • Manage the business financials and planning/forecasting
  • Diverse Contract Catering/Full bar service experience
  • Strong financial understanding
  • Experienced in adhering to and driving company initiatives
  • Personal innovation and passion
  • Strong communication skills


About the company

Our mission is improve the quality of life of Sodexo employees and all those we serve, and contribute to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which we operate. We work to improve the well-being of people across the globe through our unique range of expert services and the talent of our teams. As one of the world’s largest employers and a
company of “people at the service of other people,” we are committed to being an employer of choice – providing jobs for our people, as well as training and opportunities for internal promotion to help our employees move up the career ladder.

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